Best and worst selling Retro gaming consoles.

Aus retro gamer have put together a rather interesting graph that looks at total units sold worldwide on a number of gaming consoles from 1972 – 2002.

I’m not sure where the figures are from but they seem pretty consistent with various other sources.


I knew the NES far outsold the Sega Master System, but I didn’t realise the gap would be so huge.

Look at poor old unloved Commodore CD32 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Sony just kicked ass didn’t they! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

What no Vectrex? Actually I can’t locate a figure for the total number sold. Anyone help with this?

Panasonic 3DO – 5 million (wiki) If they only had lowered the initial asking price!

Commodore GS – erm, probably not very many and you’ve very lucky if you have one as they’re quite the collectible these days.

Amstrad GX4000 – seven , no not seven million, just seven ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve got one myself, but less said the better ๐Ÿ™‚


7 responses to “Best and worst selling Retro gaming consoles.

  1. Wasn’t the Amiga CD32 sales good to begin with? This little machine had a lot of potential, especially in the form of expandability. It was possible to transform it into a fully fledged Amiga.

    I see that the Playstation 2 tops the list. Not surprising. Many good games for it.

  2. I think the PlayStation brand is responsible for bringing gaming to the masses. It had a geeky reputation before they started setting up PlayStation’s and WipeOut in night clubs.

    The MegaDrive is my most loved console.

  3. Hmm, I’m not sure. I’ve always thought that it was Nintendo that had brought gaming to the masses, especially the original Gameboy and the ‘even your grandparents can play’, Nintendo Wii.

    Yup, you’ll find Megadrive love here too, great machine!

    Kind regards


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